HTC will most probably manufacture new Nexus smartphones in collaboration with Google. While disclosing the news, which was previously a rumour, ROM developer LlabTooFeR, also revealed the proposed codenames of the new devices as T50 and T55 on his Twitter page.
While the T50 HTC Nexus device will have a 5-inch display, T55 will feature a bigger 5.5-inch FHD display. As of this writing, we don’t have any other information about the new devices other than the codenames.
In 2014, HTC released Nexus 9 in partnership with Google. Previously, both HTC and Google established a collaboration to build Nexus One in 2010, which was shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo. In fact, Google has established tie-ups with several smartphone manufacturers over the period of last four years.
Previously, Samsung was given the contract to launch Nexus S, Google Nexus, and Nexus 10. However, when it came to Nexus 4, 5 and 5X, it was the turn of LG.
Interestingly, Google established a partnership with Motorola in 2014 to launch Nexus 6 and Huawei in 2015 to launch Nexus 6P.
If the rumour surfaced on Twitter turns out to be true, the Nexus brand will sport the goodness of HTC, which will be a good move because the Taiwan-based company is struggling to sell its smartphones. Moreover, the overall market share has declined considerably.
By establishing partnerships with premium smartphone companies, Google is aiming to use their manufacturing facilities instead of creating their own.